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Raekwon
03-16-2005, 10:30 PM
ok im sure you all seen em about i heard good things about em and loads of people starting to use em around here, so ne1 used 1 and wanna say how good they are?
for ne1 who dunno what im talkin about:
http://www.ukfitnesssupplies.co.uk/mall/departmentpage.cfm/UKFitnessSuppliesLtd/55906/1/1/-/55906

mickst3r
03-16-2005, 10:44 PM
is that suppose to strengthen your grip/ wrist muscles.

Looks like it might work, but i would think if you did to much to quickly you could break something in your hand/wrist.

If you try it let me know how it goes

Echojaybird
03-17-2005, 04:45 PM
Works just like those stress relief balls. I can't tell the difference.

Echo

joeboxer
03-17-2005, 04:56 PM
My friend had one of these it was stupid and way to hard to get going.

boxernyc
03-17-2005, 05:12 PM
It looks really weird. I would think it would work though. Strengthening your forearms, not so much your grip, would help with boxing. I would guess the main thing it would help is keeping a strong, tight guard.

pinaldino
03-17-2005, 05:20 PM
I've had one for a couple of months and I like it. It increases your strenght (not as fast as advertised though, it's not magic) and it's a very good stuff to heat up your arms before dong more heavy work. You can work very hard on your forearms muscles , power and stamina, without risking an injury, as opposed to weight training.

Dropkick
03-17-2005, 06:27 PM
sounds like a SpeedBall on Steroids to me.... :boxing:

tnerb
12-13-2005, 11:39 AM
I own the 250Hz Pro version.

Its good, makes my forearms burn!
I think they say only 15 minutes a day can make a great distance.

My only complaint is that it gets dirty, mine doesnt spin properly now and I have to find a vise to get it apart to clean it.

another note: try looking at computer supply stores for these, they are popular for those who type alot (i got mine for 10$ off)

puppy_dogg
12-13-2005, 11:42 AM
what exactly do you do with it?

hotbox23
12-13-2005, 11:46 AM
imo i think the best forearm exercizie is sledgehammering the ol tire or choppin wood

tnerb
12-13-2005, 04:42 PM
the idea is that there is a spinning metal disc inside the ball that is allowed to rotate along a defined axis. This creates gyroscopic effect. The faster the disc spins (up to 15,000 rpm or 250Hz) the harder it is for you to control it.
Basically the disc spins and you grip the ball and try to hold on while it jerks around violently.

the company that makes them has some good descriptions as well
www.powerballs.com